Being brought up on the family farm at Berriwillock, about 60km south-west of Swan Hill, trainer Darren Weir grew up wanting to win the Swan Hill Cup. He achieved this on Sunday when the seven-year-old Can Do held off Summarise in a punishing finish.

Following the race ‘Weiry’ commented that he has one Cup to go, “I always wanted to win the Swan Hill Cup, Stawell Cup as that is where I started training, the Ballarat Cup and the Melbourne Cup”. He won the Stawell and Ballart Cups with Just The Part and nearly won the Melbourne Cup when She’s Archie ran second to Maykbe Diva in 1993.

Can Do who spends most of his time working along the beach at Warrnambool, is raced by arguably his biggest supporter - the Boxall family. They have 15 horses in the stable all the time. Brilliantly ridden by Dean Yendall, who earlier in the day combined with ‘Weiry’ to win a Three-Year-Old Maiden with Invincible Lady which had been runner-up at three of her previous five starts. The pair were named ‘Leading Jockey’ and ‘Leading Trainer’ at the meeting.

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